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Old 12th February 2008, 23:31   #1
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Exclamation Cheap Monoblock Amp and Sub Enclosure..

Hi Gurus.... How are all of you ?? (It's been a long time since last post so had to ask).
I have been looking around tbhp for some answers but unable to find them... Basically , I have the following two requirements .. in order of priority -

1) I need a enclosure for my 12" SonyXplod sub (1000W max/300W RMS @ 4ohm),and before I get any suggestions asking me to chuck the sub and amp (Sony XM-552ZR 2Ch. in bridged mode) .... I must say that though I want to do that , I cant due to budget constraints.
So coming back to the point.. I need a suitable (ported/sealed)enclosure for the above setup that gives maximum bang for the buck, if u know what I mean...
Gurus , please tell me for how much and where can I get the above enclosure in south delhi ??


2) I know my sony amp s**ks big-time , so please suggest any decent amp able to produce 300W RMS @ 4ohm any way whatsoever. I dont mind if it's mono , bridged , or any other config posssible. Basically I'm looking to feed the sub it's 300Watts in any way possible ...within a budget that is.
And the amp has to be 7000/- to 8000/- max(Grey mkt. is fine too). I know it's a tough ask but with some help from u guys....I know it's possible. If I'm not mistaken then pioneer does have such a amp that can put out that amount of power in bridged mode for 7-7500K. If yes then please someone gimme complete details.
Thanks in advance.......
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Old 13th February 2008, 12:15   #2
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Still waiting for a reply... I wanna get the work done this weekend itself so someone please help !!!
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Old 13th February 2008, 15:23   #3
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Sonic, Sony subs IMO are very overrated. Investing all that money on a good amplifier may not be that fruitful after all. Why don't you consider selling the sub and your current amplifier off to get something better on both ends?
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Your sub is the weak link. No much money you blow on an amp, your sub will still make it sound dreadful
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What do you want ?

Quality or Quantity
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Old 13th February 2008, 16:49   #6
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@rocksterrraghu - I know about Sony being at the bottom of the brand pile and all... but if I have to upgrade the entire setup I can only do it in phased manner. Hence first the Amp then the rest....

@ LBM , though I would like to say both quality and quantity.... due to budget constraints I can choose only quantity.
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Old 13th February 2008, 17:12   #7
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One more query guys.... Does it matter at all if I feed the sub 300W RMS in Bridged or Mono mode. Cos as far as I have noticed.... amp power costs much less per Watt when produced in bridged mode.
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Since U're on a budget, Im gonna suggest stuff that you can very well source in Delhi for 7k.

2-ch bridged:Pioneer 5300T=>380W RMS @4 ohms
Mono option:Pioneer 7300M=>250WRMS @4 ohms and 360W @2 ohms
Note:The 7300M mono amp has been replaced by D7400M class-D mono which is technically superior .So, get the latter if its available with your dealer.

If U can get the mono, U can replace your current sony sub with a very good 350-400W DVC sub later when U decide.
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Yeah Nitrous , I guess your advice makes sense.

I would prefer a good monoblock able to pump out about 350-400W RMS at 2 ohms and add a good 2 ohm DVC sub thereafter.

BTW... is the Pio D7400M readily available in delhi and for what price ???
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if you are on budget get a pioneer sub and a pioneer 2-ch or mono.
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So coming back to the point.. I need a suitable (ported/sealed)enclosure

2) I know my sony amp s**ks big-time , so please suggest any decent amp able to produce 300W RMS @ 4ohm any way whatsoever...
Do you have specs of the Sony sub? Fs? Vas? Qts? etc...

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Hence first the Amp then the rest.....
IN most cases I'd say upgrade the speakers first. it make the most difference.

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if you are on budget get a pioneer sub and a pioneer 2-ch or mono.
I thought JBLs GT5 sub was on par with the Pio subs in price.
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I thought JBLs GT5 sub was on par with the Pio subs in price.
U're right,gurujee.
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I thought JBLs GT5 sub was on par with the Pio subs in price.
But the pioneer play louder than JBL. And what is he wants is quantity.
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^^How much louder?(in % please)
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If you are ok with that range of 7-8K just for Mono Amp then why not JBL GTO301.1 amp available for 9K in grey, later on upgrade your sub also.
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